We also recorded a very interesting interview with Cork Rose Denise who was so wonderfully obliging in sharing her many happy memories of the Rose of Tralee experience. This will later feature on Cork Music Station and also on LTV2 Millstreet. Further images follow below: [read more …] “Presentation to Millstreet Men’s Shed at Millstreet Community Hospital”
He was a Justice of the Peace for counties Cork and Clare; Resident Magistrate for seventeen years in Roscommon, Castlerea, Longford, Kilmallock, and Limerick, and for thirteen years in Belfast.
Married, February 15th, Maria, daughter of William Hodnett, and has issue five sons,
- William Serle, born December 5th, 1855, Captain in the Argentine Navy ;
- Felix Denis Francis, born November lIth, 1857, Colonel Commanding Royal Engineers, Dublin;
- Charles, born in November, 1860, electrical engineer;
- Augustus, born June, 1865, Superintending Engineer Public Works Department, India; and
- Morgan John, born November 25th, 1867, Major Royal Field Artillery, who was in the 13th.
Mr. Felix MacCarthy. J.P. Battery during the Boer war, and was in Ladysmith during the selge.
Clubs: County. Cork, and Royal Cork Yacht.
He died at his home Montonette House on 1st July 1914 in the presence of his son Morgan John McCarthy [read more …] “Felix Joseph McCarthy”
Conor Nelligan – Heritage Officer / ‘Ireland 2016’ County Coordinator has shared the following very interesting information re Medal Winners in Cork County at the recent National Tidy Towns Competition. (S.R.)
The results for the National Tidy Towns Competition have been recently announced and are available to view on the Tidy Towns website by clicking here. The overall winner for 2016 was Skerries in Dublin with a score of 327 but it is clearly visible that the towns and villages of County Cork are getting closer and closer to the mark, with the County this year having picked up 19 medals:
Numerous other locations in Cork, including some of the above also won other Tidy Town Associated Awards, for example, the Pollinator Award went to Kildorrery, the Islands Award went to Bere Island and, Coolagown, Cobh, Carrigaline and Kinsale also picked up other awards.
[read more …] “Cork Fairs Well in 2016 Tidy Town Awards”
At the start of the school year, our Community School students have been busy with a Retreat, a visit by Finbarr Walsh (father of the late Donal Walsh), a trip to the Ploughing, climbing Clara, and a bootcamp. (click on the photos below to see more)
Presenter John Greene of c103 Local Radio and Correspondent Rosario Buckley have been in touch with us regarding the excellent Sunday evening radio series entitled “Where the Road Takes Me”. They have kindly offered to share advance notice of the content headlines of each programme. This is very much appreciated as it guarantees that we shall not miss what are oftentimes most interesting programmes indeed wonderfully researched and very professionally presented by John Greene. Here we share a summary of the next programme scheduled for this coming Sunday, 2nd Oct. 2016 at 7pm … We thank John and Rosario for the important update. (S.R.):
Having retired in the last few years as a metal fabrication teacher at CIT, Pat Lynch now lives with his wife on Model farm Road in the suburbs of Cork City.
But, what now seems like a former life, Pat was once lead singer with two of the top Showbands in the country. This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to his home to hear his story and his music.
Pat was born in Bantry, but grew up in Blackpool on the City’s Northside. He was giving tap-dancing lessons as a teenager, and became known as ‘Cork’s Al Jolson’.
While playing support act at a dance one night, Pat was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to become lead singer with the Clipper Carlton Showband, who have since been credited with starting the whole Showband era.
Later, as lead singer with the Airchords, he reached number one in the Irish charts with ‘When we were young’.
In 1968, he was pipped by a point in the National Song Contest by Pat McGeegan, who went on to represent Ireland in the Eurovision, eventually coming fourth with ‘Chance of a lifetime’. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” – c103 on Sundays at 7pm”